ABTHERA™ Therapy is a temporary abdominal closure system that helps surgeons achieve primary fascial closure.
• Actively removes fluid and helps reduce edema
• Provides medial tension which helps minimize fascial retraction and loss of domain
• Provides separation between the abdominal wall and viscera, protecting abdominal contents
• Allows rapid access for re-entry and does not require sutures for placement
ABTHERA™ Therapy is indicated for temporary bridging of abdominal wall openings where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary. Intended use of this system is for use in open abdominal wounds, with exposed viscera, including but not limited to abdominal compartment syndrome. The intended care setting is a closely monitored area within the acute care hospital, such as the ICU. The abdominal dressing will most often be applied in the operating theater.
Contraindicated for use on patients with open abdominal wounds containing non-enteric unexplored fistulas. Protect vital structures with ABTHERA™ Visceral Protective Layer at all times during therapy. Never place exposed foam material directly in contact with exposed bowel, organs, blood vessels or nerves.
Key Warnings (for all warnings, refer to Instructions for Use):
-Not for use with instillation therapy.
-Do not substitute, alter or breach the tubing set.
-Monitor closely for bleeding.
-Monitor for intra-abdominal pressure. If IAH/ACS persists, discontinue ABTHERA™ and address underlying condition as medically indicated.
-Visceral Protective Layer should completely cover all exposed viscera and completely separate the viscera from contact with the abdominal wall.
-Formation of adhesions may reduce the likelihood of fascial reapproximation and increase risk of fistula development, common complications in patients with exposed viscera.
Key Precautions (for all precautions, refer to the Instructions for Use):
-When using intra-abdominal packing with the ABTHERA™ (NPT) System, packing material may be drier than anticipated.
-Monitor fluid output: the volume of exudate in the canister and tubing should be frequently examined.
-Patient size and weight: Use lower negative pressure for elderly/small patients at risk for fluid depletion or dehydration; monitor fluid output including volume in tubing and canister.
Store at room temperature.
|Accommodates large wounds||●|
|Accommodates small wounds|
|Antimicrobial interface available|
|Portable (under 1lb)|
|Single-use – 10 days|
|Single-use – 15 days|
|Single-use – 30 days|
|Single-use – 7 days|
|Usable on closed wounds|
|Usable on open wounds|
|Variable pressure setting||●|
|Educational Material Available||●|
|Free Samples/Trials Available||●|
|Published Clinical Article Available||●|
Refer to Instructions for Use.
Change every 48-72 hours.
Visceral Protective Layer (VPL): 665mmx802mm
Encapsulated foam thickness: 10mm
Polyurethane layer thickness: 160 microns
Shelf life: Three years at room temperature
Sterile, not made with natural rubber latex
Tubing and pad: 4mm lumen for delivery of negative pressure
Dual lumen (one for vacuum/fluid removal, one for pressure sensing)
Antibacterial hydrophobic filters on both lumens
Perforated foam polyurethane
Storage temperature range: -20°F-140°F(-29°C-60°C)
Operating temperature range: 50°F-100°F (10°C-38°C)
Altitude range for optimum performance: 0 to 8,000ft (0 to 2438m)
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